Posted On: 10/1/15 9:00 AM

October 1, 2015

It was an eventful offseason for Lake Highland Prep point guard Jose Placer, which included stints with Nike Team Florida and the Puerto Rican 16U National Team.

The Puerto Rican-born sophomore spent his spring playing on the grassroots circuit with Nike Team Florida, then he spent his June in Argentina, after he was invited to play with his native country’s national team.

“I was born there (Puerto Rico) and my family is all from over there, so they basically just called my dad and told him they wanted me to come try out for the team,” said Placer.

“I was starting point guard for the team so I ran the offense for them and just got my teammates involved. I was second leading scorer. And it definitely made me stronger, and more physical.”

With all the exposure he received this offseason, the 6-foot 2018 says he’s starting to receive some Division I interest.  

“Over the month of July I got a little but of interest from East Tennessee State and Colgate, Denver University also,” said Placer. “And then I’m planning some unofficial visits to Villanova and Boston College to talk to their coaches.”

The talented point

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